On the Ways of the World

On the Ways of the World

For over two minutes, the moon completely covered the sun, immediately turning day into dusk.

As the sun’s corona peeked through the darkness, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

An electric energy filled my body and soul, as the thrill of joy rushed from the depths of my spirit and were released through my vocal chords, producing a shriek from a quiet, solid place. Continue reading “On the Ways of the World”

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The Power of Renewing Your Mind

The Power of Renewing Your Mind

Along this journey called life, there have been plenty of times when I needed something but didn’t have what I needed to get it; or wanted something that I didn’t have the finances to purchase.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been making it a point to be grateful for the income I have versus stressing over the income I lost when I left my full-time job.

I’m thankful for the fact that over the last couple of years, my income has increased, become more steady, and I’m almost bringing in as much as I was when I was working a 9-5 (or sometimes 50 plus hours a week), with less hours worked, more joy, peace and control over my life. Continue reading “The Power of Renewing Your Mind”

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two

30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two

This week, my lessons for life focus on living your best life and learning to love others. If you missed part one of this three part series, check out 30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years (Part One) now!

  1. Live your truth, there’s no time in life to fake it.

If you’re a blerd, prefer to eat versus exercise, enjoy sci-fi over reality TV, or books over movies; love it, accept it, be who you are, and how you feel like being you. As long as you aren’t hurting anyone else, be you to the fullest extent! Discover, develop and celebrate you! Continue reading “30 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years – Part Two”

How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive

How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive

I’m a pretty sensitive person. I cry during romantic movies, get teary eyed when I’m frustrated, and criticism often brings extreme anxiety. If we ever have a conversation, I’ll remember most of the things you said, all of your facial expressions when you said it, but most of all, everything you do to me, including how you make me feel when you do it. Even if it’s as simple as you smirking after I ask you how my hair looks.

HOLDING ON CAN BE A MEANS OF PROTECTION

Continue reading “How Heartache Taught Me to Forgive”

10 Words to Affirm Self-Love

10 Words to Affirm Self-Love

For most of my life, I’ve struggled with the way I look. I remember sitting in my parent’s bedroom as a child, on their bed, crying and asking, begging God to do a miracle and make my skin lighter.

When I woke up the next morning and looked in the mirror I was angry, sad and irritated. God knew the pain I experienced because of my chocolate, melanin-rich, sun-kissed skin. He made me this way and saw the way people teased me, called me ugly and how awkward I felt. He made me this way and He refused to change it.

I didn’t understand it and I refused to accept it. I grew up in a predominately white neighborhood, and at the time there were only one or two Black families around (including mine). Continue reading “10 Words to Affirm Self-Love”

How to Overcome FEAR and Choose Faith

How to Overcome FEAR and Choose Faith

Sweaty palms, heart thumping, tense shoulders, a pit in my stomach, cold feet and gassiness. I feel all of these things as I sit down to write this blog post, and they almost kept me from doing it.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been afraid of something, at every stage of life. As a kid it was speaking in front of people, and every Easter poem recital at church turned into me crying, gulping tears and gasping for air, then running to sit down, not one word of the poem being uttered. From being scared that I’d die swallowing a pill to thinking I’d break my leg, face or neck trying to roller skate with the cool kids, fear often kept me from or moved me to do or not to do things.

The older I get it seems to be more difficult to take risks, put myself out there, share my opinions and speak my mind. Continue reading “How to Overcome FEAR and Choose Faith”